Published: Thu, November 15, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi pointed out the "mainstreaming" of figures involved in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks in the recent elections in Pakistan, a clear reference to Lashkar chief Hafiz Saeed, during his interaction with U.S. vice-president Mike Pence in Singapore on Wednesday.

There was also some discussion on the issue of terrorism and Pence referred to the upcoming 10th anniversary of the Mumbai terror attacks, known as 26/11, later this month.

Briefing journalists on the Pence meeting, foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale said, "He (Modi) did point out that the mainstreaming of people involved in the Mumbai attacks + in a political process which has taken place in the recent elections in Pakistan should be a matter of serious concern not just to the two countries - India and the USA - but to the global community".

He, however, said that the meeting must produce a concrete plan.

Pence also spoke of a free and open Indo-Pacific, and said India's contribution in ensuring this would be important.

The Trump administration will not require North Korea to provide a list of its nuclear weapons and missile sites to the U.S. before President Trump meets Kim Jong Un for the second time, according to a report.

"There was a lot of discussions on energy".

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"Both sides agreed that there had been a substantial enhancement in our defense relationship, in our imports of equipment from the USA but Prime Minister in particular stressed that there was a great opportunity for United States in India in making defense equipment and setting up defense industry in India. In addition, of course there was appreciation of the outcomes of the recently held Ministerial 2+2 and on the follow up to the 2+2, both on the foreign policy side and on the defence side", Gokhale said. On trade - on which the Trump administration has adopted a strident position globally - Mr Modi reminded the U.S. vice-president that American exports to India had risen by 50 per cent in the past two years, with India importing $4 billion of United States oil and gas this year.

"We can't negotiate over things they don't admit having", said Victor Cha, one of the report's authors, according to NBC News.

Mr Modi also asked the U.S. to explore making defence equipment in India not just for its own market but with an eye on regional markets. "We expressed our readiness to import more oil and gas from the USA as a way of expanding our trade", he said.

Pence acknowledged that India had made substantial progress economically as well as diplomatically in regional and global affairs, Gokhale said.

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Modi participated in the ASEAN-India Breakfast Summit where he underlined the need for maritime cooperation and centrality of trade for the prosperity of the strategic Indo-Pacific region. "We are happy that ties with ASEAN are strong and are contributing to a peaceful and prosperous planet", Modi said in a tweet.

He added that there had been "tremendous progress" so far in negotiations, namely the North's stoppage of missile tests and the return of United States hostages and the possible remains of troops killed in the Korean War.

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